Luna Vista Rotary presents
The San Francisco Munich Trio
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2:00pm
Since their last concert at the Woodland Opera
House in June of 2015 cellist Rebecca Rust and bassoonist Friedrich
Edelmann have concertized extensively in Japan, Germany and Italy as a
cello-bassoon duo as well as a trio with piano or larger formations. The 15 concerts in Japan were organized and supported by Mercedes-Benz,
Japan, by Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation, Nagoya, and by the German-Japan
On July 13th they were invited privately to
the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, playing for the Emperor and the Empress of Japan.
Empress Michiko performed on the piano together with Rebecca Rust on the cello.
They create a friendly and informal atmosphere by
introducing themselves and each composition. Friedrich and Rebecca fulfill the
expectations of audiences of children and adults, as well as, their
Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan.
The program on March 20th, 2016,
will include compositions by Mozart, Beethoven and “Salut d’Amour”
by Edvard Elgar.
San Francisco Munich Trio will transport you back to the turn of 20th Century at the time when the
Woodland Opera House was built. The performance will consist of compositions
which originated in Paris around the time of “Toulouse-Lautrec and La Vie
Moderne”: works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alexandre Tansman and Frédéric Chopin,
one of his last compositions, the beautiful Sonata op. 65 for
cello & piano. Also on the program are a trio “Pathétique” by Michail
Glinka, the father of the Russian Romantic and Ludwig van Beethoven’s
Variations on a theme of Handel, whom Beethoven considered “the greatest
Rebecca Rust and her husband, Friedrich Edelmann, former principal bassoonist
of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra for 27 years, together with the Russian
born pianist Dmitriy Cogan will demonstrate with their complex and sublime
performance this unique time period, when Paris was the cultural center of the
Rebecca Rust lives
in Germany with her bassoonist husband Friedrich Edelmann. Ms. Rust, who began
cello lessons with the Berkeley “Grand Dame” of cello, Margaret Rowell, and
continued studies with Bernard Greenhouse and Mstislav Rostropovich, has
concertized in Europe, America, Africa, Israel, Japan, and China. Greenhouse
said of her, “Rebecca
Rust is what I consider one of the important young cellists to come from the
American musical scene”.In
Japan, she has performed several times at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan. www.rebeccarust.com
principal bassoonist with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra from 1977 until
2004 under the two principal conductors Sergiu Celibidache and James Levine as
well as under Giulini, Leinsdorf, Maazel, Blomstedt, Ozawa, Masur, Böhm, Solti.
His solo playing and teaching has taken him to Europe, Japan, U.S.A., Israel,
South America and China. His book Memories of Maestro Sergiu Celibidache was published in Japan in
Cogan, pianist was born in Moscow in 1963,
pianist Dmitriy Cogan began music studies at the age of six at the Central
Music School in Moscow. In 1974, he immigrated with his family to the United
States and continued his piano studies with Vladimir Pleshakov and Maria Cysic.
In 1979, he moved to New York to study with Martin Canin at the Juilliard
School. In 1981, he was prizewinner at the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition in New
York; in 1982 won first prize at the American Music Scholarship Association
International Piano competition in Cincinnati; in 1983 he was a laureate of the
Robert Casadeus International Piano Competition in Cleveland, and was laureate
of the Jose Iturbi International Piano competition in Valencia, Spain. Dmitriy
Cogan is currently a staff accompanist at the San Francisco Conservatory of
Music and also teaches piano privately in the Bay Area.
All tickets reserved at $15.00 advance purchase, $20.00 day of, $10.00 high school and
college students. FREE for children 14 and under with a paid adult.
Tickets include an artists reception following the concert.
Proceeds to benefit the Woodland Opera House sound system. Click here to purchase tickets